C.V & Contact

COLIN KIRBY  FREELANCE JOURNALIST, PHOTOGRAPHER &COPYWRITER

Based in Los Cristianos (0034) 632621098  kirbsice@hotmail.com  UK Mobile 07530051430 

Currently writing sport  and news, both with photos for Canarian Weekly newspaper.

The main UK publication I wrote for was THE OXFORD MAIL, for nearly 10 years. This was the local daily newspaper and I supplied Ice Hockey coverage in the form of news, previews, reports and a weekly round up column.

 

These are the main newspapers and magazines I freelanced for back in Oxford.

AROUND FOOTBALL-MONTHLY NATIONAL NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL MAG

Features on Oxford City FC.

OXFORD INDEPENDENT-MONTHLY NEWSPAPER.

Local sports round up and film reviews.

DAILY INFORMATION-WEEKLY FREE POSTER SHEET.

Theatre reviews.

THE CO-OP NEWS-MONTHLY TRADE PAPER.

Travel items.

ORBIT-MONTHLY MUSIC AND LEISURE MAGAZINE.

Sport features.

THE PULSE-OXFORD MAILS MONTHLY MUSIC AND LEISURE MAGAZINE.

Sports funnies column and “Pub Spy” reviews.

W.O.W (WHAT’S ON WHERE)-MONTHLY LOCAL COUNTIES LEISURE AND LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE.

Features and book reviews.

SCENE IT-INDEPENDENT MONTHLY TRAVEL “FANZINE”

Travel features.

LIMITED EDITION-OXFORD TIMES MONTHLY LEISURE AND LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE.

General features.

THE LOWDOWN-MONTHLY LEISURE AND LISTINGS MAGAZINE.

Film and bar/café reviews.

THE

OXFORD MAGAZINE-BI MONTHLY LIFESTYLE AND LEISURE MAGAZINE.

Personality interviews, food reviews, concert reviews.

ICE HOCKEY NEWS REVIEW-NATIONAL WEEKLY MAGAZINE.

Oxford news and English league round up.

POWERPLAY-NATIONAL WEEKLY ICE HOCKEY MAGAZINE.

Oxford news and match reports.

FACE OFF-NATIONAL MONTHLY ICE HOCKEY MAGAZINE.

Player interviews.

WCITIES.COM-INTERNATIONALON LINE CITY GUIDE.

Sport and recreation information and some pub reviews for

Oxford.

SURFED-NATIONAL MONTHLY WEBSITE GUIDE.

Website reviews.

ADHOC-WEEKLY LOCAL LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE WITH A STRONG WEB PRESCENCE.

Beer and pub reviews and general features.

 

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These were the main publications but there were other one offs along the way including a couple of Varsity Ice hockey articles for The Times and a fanzine that I wrote, printed and edited for 10 issues without the aid of a PC.

I also did some work for telephone hotlines giving previews and reports for Ice hockey games.

 

AFTER JULY 2001-TENERIFE

THE WESTERN SUN-FORTNIGHTLY ENGLISH FREE NEWSPAPER WITH 10,000 ISSUES DISTRIBUTED ALONG THE WEST AND SOUTH

COAST.As part of a very small team, this involves chasing hard news stories, entertainment reviews, sport and advertorials.

INTEREALTY MAGAZINE-QUARTERLEY GLOSSY BROCHURE/MAGAZINE FOR PROPERTY.

General features on food etc.

LIVING TENERIFE-MONTHLY GLOSSY COLOUR LIFESTYLE AND LEISURE MAGAZINE.

General features, interviews and specialist walks in areas of beauty.

TBS-THE BROADSHEET-MADRID BASED MONTHLY GLOSSY COLOUR FOR EX PATS AND ENGLISH SPEAKERS.

General features and interviews.

AFTER AUGUST 2005-TENERIFE

I MOVED FROM THE WEST

COAST DOWN SOUTH AND WENT FREELANCE.

LIVING TENERIFE AND TBS CONTINUED TO BE MY MAIN OUTLETS AS WELL AS SOME WEBSITE WORK FOR RED MOUNTAIN ESTATE AGENTS.CURRENT OUTLETSÂ

TBS-THE BROADSHEET-MADRID BASED MONTHLY GLOSSY COLOUR FOR EX PATS AND ENGLISH SPEAKERS.

General features and interviews.

THE TENERIFE SUN (formerly Western Sun) FORTNIGHTLY ENGLISH FREE NEWSPAPER WITH 10,000 ISSUES DISTRIBUTED ALONG THE WEST AND SOUTH COAST.

Regular copy for their 2 page feature, and individual stories.

 

DAILY RECORD –

SCOTLANDS DAILY PAPER-CIRCULATION 500,000

Features with a Canarian-Scottish connection

 

SORTED SITES – WEBSITE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Blogs and articles for business clients